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Residents On Pre-Evacuation Order Well Prepared To Leave

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Some new pre-evacuation orders were called for Tuesday morning for part of the Glacier View subdivision to the north of the High Park Fire burn area and residents CBS4 talked with said they are already prepared to leave.

Some of the residents said they’ve been packed up for as long as three days after they saw smoke from the fire.

“We packed up some things beginning three days ago; just keepsakes and so on,” resident Bobby Beach said.

The northern flank of the High Park Fire was active all day Tuesday burning through the forest as it marched toward Poudre Canyon and blowing towards the northeast.

“It all depends on the wind. If the wind keeps blowing like it is now, it will come; it will go our way,” resident Aaron Fulmer said.

Many residents were leaving on Wednesday, hauling as much as they could, not knowing what to expect.

“We’ll probably get our stuff out and head back to work and my mom and sister, I don’t know,” Fulmer said.

“My husband is still at the house. We have one vehicle left and he’ll stay until he has to go,” Beach said. “If the road is not blocked, I’ll be back up here tonight with a truck and car.”

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